Tiger Woods’ 10 most unforgettable Nike commercials through the years

It doesn’t get better than Tiger Woods and Nike. For nearly three decades, the pair dominated the world of golf. Together they made red on Sunday as ubiquitous as white on a wedding dress and turned golf commercials into must-see TV. Tiger Woods wasn’t just a guy who wore the swoosh. For an entire post-Jordan generation, he was the swoosh.

Unfortunately, all good things come to an end, and the same goes for Woods and Nike, who officially parted ways on Monday after 27 years of triumph, heartbreak and mock necks. The split will be bittersweet for golf fans who watched Tiger (literally) grow into his Nike threads over the years, but thanks to the magic of YouTube, the dynamic duo’s 10 best TV spots will live on forever. So don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened these commercials are hilarious.

The irony of Nike’s ‘Golf’s Not Hard’ campaign, which saw a fresh-faced Tiger Woods trying his hand at golf instruction, is, of course, that golf is hard … just not for Woods. The four-spot series saw Woods dishing out hilarious “tips” on everything from fixing your slice to fairway bunkers and gave many golf fans their first look at Woods’ comedic chops. It won’t go down as Woods’ most inspirational or impactful Nike commercial, but if watching a guy named Joe duck hook one into a little old lady’s face doesn’t make you want to strap on a pair Air Zoom TWs, then capitalism has well and truly failed us. – Coleman Bentley



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